Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures
April 2011 Archives Words. Our world’s are built upon the words we choose to use. History is encompassed in Word. The world was created by Word. Lies are perpetrated and wisdom is shared with Words. The impulse to create inhabits the mystical […]

Have you seen the bumper sticker that declares, “If you’re not outraged, you are not paying attention?” I’m lucky enough to be associated with many poets. Glenis Redmond among them. She woke me up this morning with her history lesson […]

Here’s how I know I just had an “AHA” moment while on my errands. Alone, in the car, I exclaimed aloud, “Ah-ha! So THAT’s how ordinarily wonderful and typically kind people tolerate bullying at so many levels.” I drove past […]

I’ve checked in with my friends in Little Rock, Arkansas. Tales of “just missed” danger, lightning strikes and power failures have me exceptionally thankful for the blue skies outside my windown. My friends are safe. Many others are not. Harm […]

“REALLY?  One more thing to add to an already crammed day,” the busy mother asks as she reviews the suggested Earth Day events sent home with her daughter’s homework assignments. Go gentle into that busy day, dear souls!   Earth […]

  HOLY WEEK: CONTRASTS in Now, Then and Forever   Within seven days… you have  a penchant for saying so much with so little, the Strunk and White of Elemental Spirit, You teach brevity and economy of expression. In seven […]

For some, today is simply Wednesday. If you celebrate Easter in its cultural capacity it’s less than five days left to feather the nests of traditional grass in the Easter baskets. And for those whose systems invite them to a […]

It takes courage to let go of weighty parts of your past. It takes courage to find your own voice.  It takes COURAGE to reinvent joys. from “Courage Doesn’t Always Roar” by mary anne radmacher

“I was just kidding.” “Don’t take it so seriously, I was just foolin’ around.” How many times do you hear those words?  How many times do you say those words? I am an advocate of many writing practices.  Every one […]

Dear God, As I hold in my hand this next, small, utterly unexpected miracle, I know whom to thank. Thank You. Thank you for all the ways that you bless my life, soul, heart, view and being. Thank you for […]